The Marin Poets Archive is a collaborative digital effort between the Marin Poetry Center and the Marin County Free Library.
The funding for this project was generated by a benefit poetry reading that Kay Ryan, twice Poet Laureate, generously did for Marin County Free Library.
Marin Poets Live! advances Marin County Free Library's goal of promoting local poetry and expanding the visibility of local poets. Current funding of the project is accomplished in partnership with Marin County Library Foundation. Marin Poets Live! is a television show that introduces local Marin poets and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin County has had on their poetry.
The monthly television show appears on Comcast channel 26 at 7:30pm the second Thursday of each month. In-kind support is provided by Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM). The Marin County Free Library is deeply grateful for the use of CMCM’s state-of-the-art facilities and their professional all-volunteer crew. With their support and expertise, we are creating an archive of local poets that will be a resource for years to come. Check the Community Media Center of Marin for schedules.
There are two parts to the project. The first one is the Marin Poets Live! in charge of organizing and conducting the interviews with the poets. The second one is this archive which maintains an archive of the interviews as well as the poets biographies and bibliographies.